Spend the night in a boat cruising in the gorgeous Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO-listed majesty of sheer limestone cliffs rising from crystal clear waters. Explore caves, eat delicious Vietnamese fare, and admire the remarkable results of millions of years of tectonic shifting and erosion.
Day 1: Ha Long Bay & Thien Canh Son Cave
Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi at drive to Ha Long City, passing the rolling green fields of the Red River Delta. Cruise out into the bay, enjoy a welcoming drink, and admire the incredible karst landscape. Eat lunch and admire gorgeous limestone formations in Bai Tu Long Bay.
Explore Thien Canh Son Cave, a fascinating cavern full of stalactites and stalagmites. After the cave tour, return to the boat for sunbathing or swimming in crystal clear waters. Join a cooking class with the on-board chef, and then eat a traditional Vietnamese meal. In the evening, go night fishing, chat at the bar, and check into your room for the night.
Day 2: Kayaking at Vung Vieng floating village
Eat breakfast and enjoy the sunrise on the bay, before visiting the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Spend some time kayaking or piloting a bamboo boat along the beautiful waters around the ancient village. Check out from your room and enjoy your final cruise through the spectacle of the bay. Eat lunch before disembarking at Ha Long wharf, and begin the journey back to your Hanoi hotel in the evening.